Summer is now in full swing.
With high schools wrapping up within the next week or so and colleges already out, it makes for an interesting mix of people you see chasing waves. In my experience, I always seem to forget something that would have made my experience even better, so here is a list of possible things that you may want in your backpack in order to have the best beach experience you can.
Who wouldn't want to get their feet a little wet, and maybe jump off the pier?
Have something to change into in case it gets cold, or for the ride home to keep the seat dry. It'll keep you more comfortable.
Tan to the tunes and relax as the day goes on.
It's better to be able to see the beauty that exists in the world without the excessive glare from the sun.
Make sure to apply - and reapply.
Use it for laying out, drying off, or both.
Keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes.
If you're not a towel person, find an old blanket or fitted sheet to put out to keep the sand problem under control.
Don't forget to grab your tunes so you can jam out while catching some rays.
You never know what might happen. You could end up with a tangled mess if you're not careful. The brush will be quite handy then.
What's a trip to the beach without some pals to keep things interesting?
Pack snacks so you don't have to give up your spot on the sand or in the parking lot, because those are hard to find.
Whether it's a Frisbee or ladder toss, there's always something to do to keep busy when you don't feel like lounging around. Maybe even pull out the boogie board and catch a few waves.
Capturing all the laughs in-between the waves and collecting memories to look back on is always fun.
15. Good Attitude
Make sure you want to go before you do. It may be hot and humid, but that's what the water is for!
I wouldn't recommend wearing anything you're afraid to get wet or sandy. In fact, once you hit the sand, no shoes is the way to go.
Make sure to have a place to keep your sandwiches and beverages cool while you work up an appetite.
Stay hydrated! You don't want to end up passing out or getting a headache from lack of H2O.
19. Backup Sunscreen
Reapply again and again.
There are always a few spots you miss while rushing to reach the water.
It could be in the trees lining the boardwalk or along the catwalk on the pier, but taking in the view from a vantage point like one of these can't be beat.
I`ve tested this list a couple of times already, and I have to say it incorporates all the necessary items I've needed. There are always other things to think about (I over pack most of the time because it`s better to be safe than sorry), but this is a great list to get you started on your next summer adventure to the water.